In SA there are at least 10 000 schools that still cook on open fires. Imagine the hazards the women who cook, endure daily cooking for 1200 learners as they do at Phumelelani primary school in Loskop, KZN. Besides respiratory issues, they have to constantly bend down and chop up masses of wood to fuel […]
An enlightening few days learning from local green schools culminated with a national celebratory event attended by the top 7 GSS schools selected in the province. This was combined with the annual Water Explorer Top Team event. Each school was given an opportunity to showcase their environmental achievements and motivate for the future funding of […]
For the Africa Exchange workshop visits were organised to some local Water Explorer schools that were already excelling in their implementation of various environmental projects to learn from their sustainability practices. The delegates were impressed by a selection of the low-tech projects that are having a huge impact on the ground. Such projects included the […]
During the last week of October, the South Africa Water Explorer team, Bridget Ringdahl and Julia Colvin held their first workshop with delegates from fellow African countries; Namibia and Uganda, where an exchange of ideas and practical tips for the implementation of environmental education programs for schools was the agenda. A number of renowned environmental […]
Paramaribo, 10/30/2019 This morning, the first Global Search for Sustainable Schools Workshop, provided by Humphrey H. Bergraaf Jr, of the SuWaMa Foundation at the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (MINOWC) for primary educational inspectors was conducted. In Suriname this project is being carried out under the name Eco School Suriname. The educational inspectors have received […]
The submission phase of the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil has just finished and almost 250 plans from schools from all over the country were submitted. The selection process has begun and the final results will be available on November 18th. Five schools – one per Brazilian region – will be selected based on […]
The Akatu Institute launched the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil (in Portuguese, it´s called “Desafio Escolas Sustentáveis”) on the 19th August 2019 and is accepting submissions until the 15th October 2019 via their website (https://edukatu.org.br/escolas_sustentaveis). The criteria for the selection of the Brazilian school projects, based on the global criteria, are as below: Project […]
Nine countries across the world are coming together to run national competitions that will ask students to submit plans for making their schools sustainable. The winning schools will be given grants to implement their ideas from the beginning of 2020, turning their dreams into reality with the support of experts from their country and around the world.